Millions of people around the world enjoy watching football matches. The teamwork and the competition experienced in these games keep people glued to their seats with their eyes fixed on the screen. To have a sense of participation, and also experience what it feels like to play on the pitch or even manage a football team, you play football games on your devices. FIFA is one of the best football games available for PC and mobile phones. There are 27 installments of this simulation video game. When playing, you get the feeling of being on the pitch, trying to win against your opponent. In this article, we’ll be looking at 20 games like FIFA; games that will keep you feeling excited even as you hit the ball.
1. Pro Evolution Soccer (PES)
PES is a football simulation video game that is very similar to FIFA. The game was first released in 2001. Since then, many other installments have been released, keeping up to date with the football trends. This game tries to follow the steps of real soccer in the techniques used by the players, and also the football association generally. There are different game modes in the PES games including Kick Off, Offline, and Online modes. There’s also a Master League mode in these games, where you can control your team players. You can choose what skills they have and how to use them. As you gather more points, you can buy real and better players to join the team. Want to see what it’s like to be a footballer and coach, try PES.
2. Football Manager
Just as the title depicts, you’re going to be a football manager. You might have wondered what the job of the football club managers you see on screen is. You can live the experience when you play this game. Your job here is to run your football club. Choose what players to buy and what players to sell. You need to prove to the world that you can make your club great. You make every important decision concerning your club, and face the consequences of every action. You decide what becomes of you and your team members.
3. Rocket League
Rocket League is also a soccer game, but it is a bit different from what you see in real-life. It is a soccer game where players use a vehicle to hit the ball which is larger than the car. Your goal is to shoot the ball into your opponent’s game area so you can score goals. Whoever has the highest goals wins. With over 57 million players, it is regarded as one of the most-critically acclaimed football games of all time. You can compete with other teams in the online matches or play a casual online match.
4. Football, Tactics, and Glory
‘Football, Tactics, and Glory’ is more than just a football game. It is a puzzle, and you have to solve to win. You’re playing as a coach. Your mission is to study your opponents and determine their weaknesses. Although they may be stronger than you, knowing their weaknesses helps you defeat them. This game is all about planning and strategy. What will make your opponents fail? Unlike Football Manager and similar games where you have to spend days to complete a season, you only need hours in this game. This game can be played by anyone, including those who do not like football.
5. Super Arcade Football
Super Arcade Football takes a different spin from the classic football sports and games. This game is faster and takes a more modern approach. This is not a real-life simulation, so you won’t be seeing characters that look like your favorite players. Also, you can either choose to play in single-player mode, a local multiplayer mode with up to 4 friends, or an online multiplayer mode against random opponents.
6. Legendary Eleven
Legendary Eleven is an arcade football game mainly based on styles and events from the golden age of football (70’s to ’90s). This unique game has very nice graphics and gameplay. Play like a pro, keeping the ball at your player’s feet, so you can land a goal in your opponent’s post with an unstoppable Super Shot. Just like the normal football game, you can tackle your opponents. Slide under their legs to steal the ball from them and keep passing it within your team members. In this game, you can also boost your team’s stats when you’re losing by using special trading stickers or relying on your fans’ support.
7. FootLOL: Epic Fail League
Foot-LOL is a soccer game with something extra. Before playing this game, ask yourself the question, ‘how badly do I want to defeat my opponents?’ Your answer to this would be determined by how you use the tools available to you. In FootLOL, you can use shields, aliens, guns, and mines, to prevent your opponents from winning and keep your players safe. After the training missions, you’ll put your team through, you begin to play on new planets. As you go on, new gadgets become available and you can improve their kits. Don’t think you’re the only one with these advantages. Your opponents have them too. So, get ready to fight to win!
8. Soccer Manager 2020
This is another football manager game for you to play on your PC. There’s also a version available for mobile phones if you want to keep up with your players even as you go about your day-to-day activities. You have to show everyone, including yourself, that you have the best management skills. You have to take your team to the top. The game has over 800 clubs and 33 countries for you to choose from. So, you have a ton of players at your fingertips. However, you have to choose them wisely. Or else, you’ll have to sell again to purchase better players. Let’s see how well you can manage your team.
Totoball is also known as Table Football. But, although this game is inspired by real football games and tactics, you do not play it the same way. Across the tables are crossbars with soccer players attached to them. So, you have to move and spin these soccer players to score goals. This is a game best enjoyed with friends and loved ones. It’s a great pick if you want to have a good time.
10. Football Drama
Just like the title says, there’s a drama behind this football game. You have a story. You’re the manager of Calchester Assembled Football Club, Rocco Galliano, who is given another chance at coaching after your career ended seven years ago. You have to make sure that the billionaire who hired you to take over the club does not regret his decisions. The choices you make determine the outcome of your game. This game has a very nice design interface, great narrative, and you can also replay as many times as you want because every choice gives you a different ending.
11. Behold the Kickmen
This game which started as a funny Twitter joke is now being played by several people. Unlike FIFA which follows the normal rules of Football, this one takes a different approach. It is unique. The football simulation was built by someone who has no interest in football and therefore doesn’t know the rules. When you start playing, you begin at the bottom of the league table. You have to win several matches to climb up this Spreadsheet System and win the world cup. This game has a very funny and dramatic full story mode where your player gets to make decisions. There’s a lot of drama involved.
12. Kopanito All-Stars Soccer
Have you ever imagined players on the football pitch with superpowers? Yes, I said it. Superpowers! Kopanito All-Stars Soccer makes it possible. There’s no referee on the pitch, and players can run wild, using super moves. But, the super moves you use depend on how much skills you have. The better you play the game, the more skills you get. You can play this game in both single-player and multiplayer modes. Kopanito All-Stars Soccer supports up to 5 controllers for the multiplayer mode. So, you can play a friendly match with your relatives and friends.
13. Pixel Cup Soccer
Pixel Cup Soccer is a fast-paced retro-style football game. The graphics are pixilated, but you’ll enjoy every aspect of this game. Just like the normal football games, you can pass the ball between teammates, move around the pitch, and shoot to score against your opponent. The beautiful thing about Pixel Cup Soccer is that it isn’t so difficult to learn. You should be playing well after a few minutes of learning. But, you have to keep playing if you want to become a pro. The game utilizes simple controls so you can carry out actions like corner kicks and throwing. You can play this game in single-player mode, two-player mode, and party mode (for large competitions).
14. NFL Blitz
NFL Blitz is a football video game series. The latest installment was released in 2012. This game was inspired by NBA Jam Basketball games. It features the National Football League (NFL) Teams. It follows the normal rules of football but still has a more exaggerated on-field play. You can also see the behind-the-scenes lives of the players in the game. There are fewer players and a more flexible position. It’s a football game made to be enjoyed.
15. Lords of Football
Lord of Football is not just a football simulation game. It is a lifestyle game. There’s much more to life than what happens on the pitch. This game is played in God Mode, so you can manage the lives of all your players. You’ll be a part of the drama and all the distractions that can make them lose a game. You can control every player’s personality with easy drag-and-drop navigation. Also, you can command your players during matches as coaches do in real life. Your goal in this game is to look after your players both on-pitch and off-pitch. Make sure they don’t mess things up.
16. New Star Soccer
New Star Soccer is a game for everyone who has ever dreamt of becoming a professional player. In this game, you’re controlling one player. You are the recruit on the team. It is your chance to launch your career. Design your character and choose what position you want to play. The game has more than 100 nationalities and clubs for you to play in, and they all have unique uniforms. You have total control over this player. You get to pass, shoot, call for a passing, and tackle players. As you keep playing, you boost your career and win over the crowd.
17. Championship Manager
Championship Manager is a football video game series. In this simulation game, you’re also going to be managing football teams and taking them to the next level. There are over ten installments of this game, and they have been played by millions of people. It is very similar to Football Manager and other management games. You have to show the world that you are good enough to manage a team.
18. Sensible World of Soccer
Sensible World of Soccer is a very old game, but it has managed to stay relevant. While most games fade away, this one still waxes strong. Although it is not as popular as FIFA or PES, many of its players remain devoted, following up with patches and updates by the developers. It has a career mode where you manage a team (club) through 20 seasons. You’re going to be buying and selling players and ensure you stay on top of your game.
19. Football Club Simulator
Football Club Simulation puts you in charge of all the players on your team as a chairman, manager, and head coach. This simulator video game allows you to give orders to your players just like it is in real life. You get to buy new players for your team, sell players to other clubs, and enjoy the feeling of being in charge.
20. UEFA Euro 2008
Did you watch the EURO 2008 football matches? EUFA Euro 2008 is the official video game of that tournament. You get to partake in it. All the rules are similar to normal football games. Make sure your team makes it to the top.